Spira!!! So good to return here and find you in good spirits as usual. Jeeves, our usual sherry, thanks. Life is always better with a smile and a
When I got back, without my glasses on, I didn't know what all those little yellow things were that showed up at the bottom of my computer screen.
They looked like tiny pieces of yellow sticky notes. But now I found this,
, as you can see. But look what else I found.
A whole set of glasses for the bar! Sweet!
I forgot to warn you, that looking at the seal rookery can be highly addicting. Last summer I found some interesting streaming webcams ...and, heck, I
was just lookin' at the rookery every day when there were only two or three seals sun bathing ... but before long I got this pop up on my screen from
my ISP kindly informing me that I was nearing my data plan usage and that I might have to pay for more gigs if I continue "my addiction to these
streaming videos" ... my words, not theirs ... Ah, heck, it's worth it!
I've been up and down that stretch of Hwy 1 many, many times, and I can remember when those seals started to make their appearance there. When my
sons were boys, I remember driving along and noticing a couple cars stopped and people gathered on the bluff looking excitedly at the shore. Well, we
decided to stop, too, thinking, wow, maybe there's a dead whale down there or something ... a carcass was always something of interest to my family
..no, we're not the Adams Family ... Anyway, we, too, stopped.
I gotta admit, when I saw what was on the beach, I thought, "That's the ugliest damn seal I've ever seen!" But over the years, whenever we were
out that way, we'ld always stop at that spot. So many people started stopping, and as the colony grew, there became a need to fence off the rookery,
to stop people from going down to frolic and photograph. Soon the viewing location became a larger, safely accessible spot, complete with both docents
and plaques with information about the rookery. So, with the addition of the webcam, it's a great opportunity to view nature in the wild.
Spira, thanks for sharing that video of Pete. You know, when I was 10, the first song I learned to play on my first guitar was that song. Boy, did I
want to play and sing that song! I loved to sing it along with Pete, Peter, Paul, and Mary, or The Kingston Trio. Because I had way older sisters, I
heard music that others my age may not have heard at the time played in their homes. I remember my mother giving one sister grief over a Joan Baez
album she had brought home to play on her stereo; no, Mom, Joan would never sing like The Andrews or Lennon Sisters.
Spira, before I go, I gotta run something past you. Now, I'm gonna warn you, this might put some more dumb on ya. But I need some help with this one,
to see what I'm missing. Here goes ...
I received a catalog in the mail a couple days ago. Since I'm at the point in my life where I'm getting rid of stuff, I'm emailing the co's that I
no longer need catalogs from them, but I will glance through them if they show up, just to enjoy looking at what I no longer desire. So anyway, I see
a picture of a cute puffy pillow that looks like a chocolate Easter Bunny. Chocolate colored cloth, white whip stitching, white bow. Adorable!
Ok, so I start to read the description. "Chocolate Bunny Decoration. The softest chocolate bunny you'll ever see!" Ahhh, that pillow is sooo
adorable! Then I read "Decorative use only." Huh
No, don't tell me there has to be a warning that this OBVIOUS pillow is not a real
chocolate bunny candy meant to be consumed!! The next thing in the description is "Polyester." Shouldn't that one word ALONE be the tell that this
PILLOW is not to be eaten
Spira, what am I missing about the need to state "Decorative use only."?? What am I not getting, not understanding?
If I were a parent who saw my four year old munching on that thing, believing it to be a real chocolate bunny, I think I would immediately grab that
child by the hand, march down to the hospital where s/he were born and demand to know which babies were switched at birth there the day my child was
born! Certainly, this child could not be mine!
Don't tell me this May on You Tube, we're going to be treated to a viral video of Daddy secretly videoing Sonny BoyBoy as he sits on the sofa trying
to gnaw away at what he thinks is a real chocolate bunny? "hee hee yucka yucka Just look at that boy tryin' to eat that stuffed rabbit MahMah Pat
gave him for Easter. Ain't he a hoot? Dumb as his Mama. hee hee"
Spira, what don't I get? Ok, now I'm thinking. Did they mean to state, "Not a toy."? As in "Don't give this to kids because it's really just
meant to be an adorable looking dust collector and won't hold up to being carried around." Certainly they didn't mean that if you put it in your
child's Easter basket, he or she would proceed to eat it!? Or did they? I don't know! Have I lost faith in the human capacity to just use basic
Jeeves, a glass of house red wine, and a couple aspirin, please.